Good Day Alabama: Sept. 18, 2015

Good Day Alabama: Sept. 18, 2015

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

JEH JEH LIVE - WBRC FOX6 News Sideline covers all the local High School Football tonight. Jeh Jeh kicked off the day with a pep rally at Bibb County High School who prepares to take on West Blocton High School tonight. Tune into WBRC FOX6 tonight at 10:08 p.m. for the rundown on all the games. And, you can download the FREE sideline APP for your mobile device. Just check the app store or google play or text "app" to 20566 for a download link.

GULF SHORES CVB - Herb Malone with Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism joined us with the scoop on what's coming up this fall! Fall is a great time for a trip to Alabama's beaches. The weather is cooler but still warm enough for splashing in the waves, and it's the time of year for many of our area's great festivals and events. The National Shrimp Festival is in its 44th year and takes place Oct. 8 through 11 on the public beach in Gulf Shores. This event brings more than 250,000 visitors out to enjoy music, arts, crafts, and, of course, lots, and lots of shrimp. In November, The 31st annual Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival begins on the 5th and runs through the 15th. It takes place at multiple locations across the island and features the writers of the songs we all know and love. It's a great chance to hear the stories behind the songs and hear them sung as they were originally written. The Hangout's Oyster Cook-off and Craft Beer Weekend is set for Nov. 6-7 and  in Gulf Shores. This event is much more than a competition between local restaurants serving their best oyster recipes. Visitors can take part in cooking demos by celebrity chefs including Anne Burrell and Marc Murphy, and enjoy more than 60 craft beers. Plus, there's a full music lineup including Lennon and Maisy of ABC's "Nashville." Right after Thanksgiving, on Nov. 28, the Coastal Half Marathon is a fun family event that takes place in Orange Beach.  Runners can participate in the half marathon, a 5K run or a one mile Fun Run. What better way to burn off a few of those Thanksgiving calories?  You can find a full list of all the fun events and activities on our website's Calendar of Events at We hope to see you at the beach! Fall is a great time for a trip to Alabama's beaches and it's the time of year for many of our area's great events.

BBJ - Janice talked with Cindy Fisher Crawford from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed women in business and Cindy's theory that CEOs with daughters often have more females in their inner/management circle in the office. They also discussed the opening of the new Grandview Medical Center and what it could mean for new jobs. For more on these and other business stories, visit

ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a Red Tail Boa. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to

RACHAEL RAY - Rachael Ray celebrates her 10th season! In honor of this big milestone, she joined us to tell us all about the upcoming season! Yesterday, she talked with comedy legend Carol Burnett. Today she visits with Heidi Klum and Grace Gealey. Grace plays Anika Calhoun on FOX's hit show, "Empire." She also shows off her dance moves! Coming up next week, Rachael visits with Steve Harvey and many more! Catch the Rachael Ray Show weekdays at 10 a.m. right here on WBRC FOX6. Visit for more on Rachael and her show.

COACH CLARK - Janice talked with Coach Bill Clark about the UAB rally and celebration earlier this week and the news of his new contact as the UAB Head Football Coach. A committee of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved a new five-year contract for head football coach Bill Clark.

Next week on Good Day Alabama, we follow up to the big football weekend, we check out some great tailgating tips and we look ahead to next week's big games! The interest rates remains low. So what does this mean for the housing market if you want to buy or sell? We find out! The Pope makes his first visit to the U.S. We follow his trip and find out just what it means for the Catholic Church and the Vatican. We check out the latest in fall fashion and bring you the latest entertainment news! Plus we introduce you to our Pet of the Week and much more next week on Good Day!